Medical & Bioscience Education Seminar Series

Lunchtime Seminars for Medical & Bioscience Educators

May 31, 2023

12:00pm - 1:00pm via Zoom

Deconstructing the Award-Winning Lecture

What goes into making a lecture stick for learners? How does one approach thinking about and designing an effective and memorable didactic? Join three recipients of teaching awards for outstanding lectures as they discuss principles of good teaching by deconstructing and analyzing what they believe are the key elements of an effective lecture. This panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Neil Gesundheit and followed by a Q&A session.

Presented by:
Erica P. Cahill, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brittany Holmes, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Rebecca Miller-Kuhlmann, MD (she/her)
Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Neurology
Assistant Dean, Preclerkship Education
Course Director, Science of Medicine 

Moderated by:
Neil Gesundheit, MD, MPH (he/him/his)
Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

Seminar Recording

April 19, 2023

12:00pm - 1:00pm via Zoom

Podcasts: Learning through Listening

Podcasts are increasingly recognized as an effective platform to facilitate the development of healthcare professionals. The integration of digital technology supports new opportunities for the delivery of medical content. Podcasts can be provided in a variety of formats and played on a range of devices. Additionally, the number of physicians seeking medical education online is rapidly growing. In this session, we will discuss the current role of podcasts as educational tools in medical education, provide our perspective on medical podcasts, and practical considerations and unique challenges associated with podcasting.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the current role of podcasts as educational tools in medical education.
  • Describe the practical considerations and unique challenges associated with podcasting.

Presented by:
Ruth Adewuya, MD, MEHP
Fellow Managing Director, Center for Continuing Medical Education Executive Director, Leadership Certificate Programs Podcast Host, Stanford Medcast
Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Eduction

February 15, 2023

12:00pm - 1:00pm via Zoom

Disability in Medicine - Inclusion and Mentorship

The first part of our session will be a didactic highlighting disability as diversity in medicine, an overview of our TMA-funded Disability in Medicine Mutual Mentorship Program (DM3P), accessibility best practices, and the research findings of DM3P's impact on participants. The second part will be small group case-based discussions in breakout rooms followed by a large group debrief.

Learning Objectives


  • Define ableism and provide examples of its presence in medicine.
  • Explain why disability should be included in diversity-promoting policies in all medical institutions.


  • Know and implement best accessibility and disability inclusion practices in medical education, in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic.

Presented by:
Peter D Poullos, MD
Founder and Cochair, Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity (SMADIE), a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology and Gastroenterology; Radiology, Medicine
Augustine Kang, PhD
MD Student, Stanford
Researcher Brown University School of Public Health

Zoey Martin-Lockhart
PhD Candidate and Epidemiology MS Student at University of Illinois Chicago
Suchita Rastogi
MD Student, MSTP Student

Amanda C. Taus
Graduate Student Researcher at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Department of Neurology

December 14, 2022

12:00pm - 1:00pm via Zoom

Teaching in Academic Medicine - the importance of the learning climate.

With audience participation, Dr Skeff will review challenges and approaches to improving the environment for teaching.
Learning Objectives
  • Identify current challenges to the medical teaching environment.
  • Identify personal teaching approaches to improve the effectiveness and joy of teaching
Presented by:
Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD
Co-Founder, Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers
Primary Care and Population Health

October 26, 2022

12:00pm - 1:00pm via Zoom

Learning Culture, by Design: Fostering Reflective Practitioners

Whether you’re aware of it or not, your classroom has a culture (hopefully not a bacterial one!). How does the broader culture of medicine impact the culture of your classroom? And, how can you design a culture that is proven to foster learning? In this session, you’ll learn tools to design a healthy learning culture and foster reflective practitioners.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how the culture of medicine is reflected in their classroom
  • Discuss the elements of a healthy learning culture
  • Apply reflection as a tool to shape learning culture

Presented by:
Meenu Singh, MA Ed
Learning Experience Designer, d. school
Adam Hain, DET, MA Ed
Associate Director for Instructional Development, Office of Medical Edcuation

Upcoming Seminar Dates

April 19, 2023
June 8, 2023